Friends of Farmer Palmers are useful contacts, trusted partners and organisations. We hope you find these useful. We post who is a 'friend of Farmer Palmers' here but you can BEcoME a 'FriENd of FarMEr PalMErs' via our FacEbook aNd TwittEr pagEs. SigN up to our E-NEwslEttEr via our hoMEpagE to rEcEivE quartErly updatEs aNd offErs. WE do Not add liNks from compaNiEs wE do Not work with or arE familiar with.

DEFRA stands for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Government run this is a great resource for finding further information on animal and environmental rules and regulations. Farmer Palmer’s animals are taken care of by our dedicated Animal Barn team in line with DEFRA’s Farm Animal Welfare Committee’s Five Freedom Advice. You can find out more about this on the DEFRA website. 

VAQAS Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme

VAQAS (the Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme) was set up by VisitEngland to give unbiased assessments of visitor attractions by industry professionals. Farmer Palmer’s is assessed annually to ensure quality standards are being met. For visitors, you can be assured of our excellent customer service standards by looking for the VisitEngland Quality Rose Marque which we proudly display at the farm park and on our marketing materials and website. Pop over to the VisitEngland website to find out more.

VAQAS Visit England Quality Rose Marque

Netmums Award Winners – Outdoor Play and Birthday Parties

We are super proud of our Netmums awards! We’ve been voted a Netmums favourite in the Outdoor Play and Birthday Party categories in recent years. Netmums is a great resource for mums to be, new parents and those with older children. Localise your search to find places to go and things to do in your local area plus lots of tips and advice, reviews, activities and online chat forums. Check them out.

Netmums Party Awards Winners badge  netmums outdoor play logo



National Farm Attractions Network

National Farm Attractions Network, is a countrywide network of over 200 farm members. The NFAN aims to raise the standards of Farm Parks across the UK. Farmer Palmer’s has previously won Farm Attraction of the Year and been runners up. We are actively involved with this great network.

National Farm Attractions Network Badge

National Farmers Union

National Farmers Union – The NFU is a countrywide organisation offering support to farms. They have a fantastic interactive children friendly farm club page on their site. The NFU supports FACE – the Farming and Countryside Education charity aiming to educate children and young people about food, farming and the countryside. There is a lot of interesting, farm related information on the NFU website. 



Jurassic Coast

The beautiful Jurassic Coast is on our doorstep – pop your mouse on the arrow to open up a world of history and beautiful places to visit. If you visit Farmer Palmers, then return within 5 days you can come in for 50% discount if you still have your receipt, great news.

Farms for Schools

FFS aims to ensure that school trips to farms are safe, enjoyable and educationally worthwhile. We have our education pack being re-vamped in 2016. Please phone and pre-book before visiting, but we offer a discounted rate for schools and groups, so call 01202 622022 today!

Visit Attractions

Visit Attractions offers a great resource for families looking for ideas and inspiration of places to visit throughout the UK. Once you’ve been to Farmer Palmer’s, check them out for more fun family days out!

Haven Holiday Parks

Haven holiday parks have several locations throughout Dorset and offer lots of caravan and camping options for families. If you’re taking your little one on their very first holiday then Haven is a great choice as they have lots of child friendly extras to make the most out of your stay. Pop over to their Baby and Toddler Friendly Holidays page to find out more. You can also check availability and book your stay via their website. There’s even a park within a 15 minute drive of Farmer Palmer’s!

Stay in Lodges

If you are looking for a family friendly place to stay in Dorset, click the arrow to follow the link to our friends Stay In Lodges, there are lots of accommodation options available.

Let’s Go with the Children

Find even more things to do with the kids, recommended family places to go and lots of other exciting ideas here! An excellent resource for your family fun!